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  • RHASHIDAA. HARRIS THMAY 14 , 2012PHYSICAL SCIENCEPERIOD 5Lead poisoning:
  • Explain who it effects:
  •  Lead is a highly toxic substance, exposure to which can produce a wide range of adverse health effects. Both adults and children can suffer from the effects of lead poisoning, but childhood lead poisoning is much more frequent. Over the many years since we have known about the hazards of lead, tens of millions of children have suffered its health effects. Even today, in 2008, there are still an estimated 310,000 children under the age of six who have too much lead in their blood.How can you prevent lead poisoning:
  • Find out the date your home was built Wash your hands a lot Drink tap water that is cold, rather than warm or hot Purchase products that are lead-free Get a blood test that measures the lead exposure if you suspect you or a family member may have lead poisoning3 Sources:
  • Lead Poisoning by J.E. Seymour Toxic Truth: A Scientist, a Doctor,and the Battle over Lead by LydiaDenworth Getting the Lead Out: The CompleteResource for Preventing and Copingwith Lead Poisoning by Irene Kessel,John OConnor and John T. OConno